Organic frozen veggies recalled in U.S., Canada for listeria

Fifteen frozen organic vegetable products distributed to retailers in at least 35 states and four Canadian provinces are under voluntary recall because of potential contamination with listeria monocytogenes.

CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, WA, posted the recall Friday because random samples of frozen organic peas and corn tested by Ohio health officials returned positive results for the foodborne pathogen.

veggiesAt least four brands are included in the frozen vegetable recall: Schwans, True Goodness by Meijer; Wellsley Farms Organic; and Organic by Nature. Vegetables recalled are various varieties of peas, corn and mixed vegetables.

“We know the recalled frozen vegetables were distributed to retailers and distribution centers between Sept. 13, 2015, and March 16 in the following states, and may be redistributed in other states nationwide: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, and in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan of Canada,” according to the company’s recall notice.

“Consumers are urged not to consume these products. Consumers who purchased these products may take them back to the store where they purchased them for a refund or simply discard them.”

Label

Size

Item

UPC

Use By Date

True Goodness by Meijer

10 oz

Organic Petite Green Peas

7 13733 43099 9

11/26/2017

True Goodness by Meijer

10 oz

Organic White Sweet Corn

7 13733 43098 2

11/21/2017

Wellsley Farms Organic

4 lb

Organic Mixed Veg

8 88670 01013 6

10/25/2017

Wellsley Farms Organic

4 lb

Organic Green Peas

8 88670 00997 0

2/10/2018

Wellsley Farms Organic

4 lb

Organic Green Peas

8 88670 00997 0

2/15/2018

Wellsley Farms Organic

4 lb

Organic Green Peas

8 88670 00997 0

3/17/2018

Organic by Nature – Canada

2.5 kg

Organic Green Peas

846358000619

10/22/2017

Organic by Nature – Canada

2.5 kg

Organic Green Peas

846358000619

12/3/2017

Organic by Nature – Canada

2.5 kg

Organic Green Peas

846358000619

3/16/2018

Organic by Nature

4 lb

Organic Green Peas

846358000695

10/25/2017

Organic by Nature

5 lb

Organic Green Peas

846358000633

2/15/2018

Organic by Nature

5 lb

Organic Veg Medley w/ Shelled Edamame

846358000657

2/11/2018

Organic by Nature

4 lb

Organic White Supersweet Corn

846358000701

11/19/2017

Organic by Nature

5 lb

Organic White Supersweet Corn

846358000640

9/13/2017

Schwan’s

16 oz

Organic SS Yellow & White Cut Corn

007218060433

11/16/2017

2B5320

logo-CRF-Frozen-FoodsFor additional information, consumers may call 844-551-5595 Mondays through Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT.

No illnesses have been reported as of Friday, but the company is recalling the products as a precaution.

The recalled frozen organic vegetables were sold in plastic bags and are marked with “Use By Dates” located on the back of the package. All of the dates are in 2017 or 2018.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

CRF Frozen Foods

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